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Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily$
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Jan Stronk

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474414258

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001

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Diodorus’ Sources

Diodorus’ Sources

(p.31) 1 Diodorus’ Sources
Semiramis' Legacy

Jan P. Stronk

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter, firstly the sources Diodorus himself used -about 144 different authors can be recognised as sources for the Historical Library- are examined. Next the reception of this work in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is discussed. Finally, an investigation in Diodorus’ style and use of words follows, also paying attention to the question whether he was an original author or a mere copyist.

Keywords:   Diodorus of Sicily, Historiography, Sources, Textkritik, Quellenkritik, Style, Originality

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